Recycling laws on the agenda in US and Europe

03/04/2011 / Kaj

state law took effect on Friday requiring electronics manufacturers to make it free and convenient for New York residents to recycle their old or broken computers, television sets and gadgets. Although the widespread efforts will begin right away, it may take a while for that convenience to kick in. Read the article

In Europe EU legislation has been in force since February 2003. Despite such rules on collection and recycling only one third of electrical and electronic waste in the European Union is reported as separately collected and appropriately treated. Read more about the EU

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/02/science/earth/02ewaste.html?src=recg

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